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The Band

A film by Albaqer Jafeer
The first documentary about music to be filmed in Sadr city in Iraq, despite the violence and conflicts there.
The Band  Poster
2017/ Iraq - Lebanon
67 min/ Documentary musical
Original Title
The film tells the story of Hulm Band that is made up of six musicians who are sparing no efforts to fulfill their dream of playing Sufi music in their hometown, Sadr city, Iraq. They only face one dilemma, which lies in the fact that they can get murdered for playing music in a city where music is forbidden. In 67 minutes, the film follows the band members as they open up to the film’s director, Albaqer Jafeer, on their dreams, aspirations, and the reality in which they find themselves.
Hulm Band Members (Fahd Abdul Rahman, Muntadher Sada, Ali Hussien, Mustafa Faleh, Hasan Qahtan,
Medyan Mohammed, Abu Hatem, Abd Rabbh)
Screenwriter: Albaqer Jafeer
DOP: Albaqer Jafeer
Editor: Deena Charara
Albaqer Jafeer
Arabisches Filmfestival Tübingen (Arab Film Festival Tübingen) in Germany
Special Mention (Albaqer Jafeer) at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival in Algeria